Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 17, 2023
I threw this crispy BBQ chicken recipe together one night when I had two chicken breasts to use up. After adding french-fried onions and baked-on barbecue sauce, I was thrilled with how moist and tasty it turned out. My husband was, too! —Jane Holey, Clayton, Michigan
Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups french-fried onions, crushed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place barbecue sauce in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine onions, cheese and pepper. Dip both sides of chicken in barbecue sauce, then 1 side in onion mixture.
  2. Place chicken, crumb side up, on a greased baking sheet. Bake until a thermometer reads 165°, 22-27 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 327 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.